Become a Volunteer

Become A Volunteer

Creating An Eco-Friendly Community Depends On Volunteers Like You.


Creating An Eco-Friendly Community Depends On Volunteers Like You

Sustainable Papakura IS voluntary. Our achievements depend on Volunteers. We are proud to offer volunteering opportunities that provide participants with a meaningful contribution to community life and to the well being of Papatuanuku.

What Can You Gain From Being A Volunteer? 

What Can You Gain From Being A Volunteer? 

Volunteers gain friendship and work experience while enjoying a feeling of significance and belonging as they engage in purposeful activities they are passionate about. Volunteers reach deep into the community through their households, neighbourhoods and work places, creating a ripple effect that promotes behavior change and inspires greatness.

What Can You Gain From Being A Volunteer? 

Volunteers gain friendship and work experience while creating a feeling of significance and belonging as they engage in purposeful activities they are passionate about. Volunteers reach deep into the community through their households, neighbourhoods and work places, creating a ripple effect that promotes behavior change and inspires greatness.

Our Goals And Objectives

Our Goals And Objectives

Our aim is to create and maintain a team of volunteers who are actively engaged in carrying out the work of Sustainable Papakura and preparing them for action as effective Sustainability Champions in their community, while at the same time maintaining a friendly, flexible and supportive work environment.  

Our Goals And Objectives

Our aim is to create and maintain a team of volunteers who are actively engaged in carrying out the work of Sustainable Papakura and preparing them for action as effective Sustainability Champions in their community, while at the same time maintaining a friendly, flexible and supportive work environment.  

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways volunteers can help. As well as the projects featured below, we require assistance at the Base with housekeeping and hospitality tasks and with mounting displays. When we are open for workshops and working bees, we need people to interact with the public and explain our purpose and activities. We need people to help with fundraising, organizing raffles, and other events. When hosting workshops we would love extra helpers. There are also administrative tasks such as funding applications and social media updates, and much more.

Specific volunteer Roles


We are looking for people with certain skills or interests to take on these roles.

Situations Vacant

-Website administrator

-Drop-in Session Assistant

Some Examples Of What You Could Help With

urban edibles

Volunteers can help with growing seedlings, transplanting, watering and fertilising; liaising with Business owners; interacting with the public; co-ordinating working bees; monitoring planters, looking after the worm farm and fertiliser; helping with seed saving, and purchase; helping with foraging, and cooking activties.

Urban Edibles

Volunteers can help with growing seedlings, transplanting, watering and fertilising; liaising with Business owners; interacting with the public; co-ordinating working bees; monitoring planters, looking after the worm farm and fertiliser; helping with seed saving, and purchase; helping with foraging, and cooking activties.

Awhio Mai Peke

Volunteers can participate in weekly sewing bees where they can sew/learn to sew bags and handles, cut fabric, cut and screen-print pockets, and deliver bags to Business Hosts. Some volunteers may choose to work at home.

Awhio Mai Peke

Volunteers can participate in weekly sewing bees (link to events) where they can sew/learn to sew bags and handles, cut fabric, cut and screen-print pockets, and deliver bags to Business Hosts. Some volunteers may choose to work at home.

Slippers For Kids 

Volunteers can knit slippers at home or at the Base at monthly Knit-Ins, or teach others to knit.(Link to events) They may help with distributing wool and collecting completed slippers.

Resource Recovery

Volunteers can help with recording, sorting and storing donations of goods, and with distributing them for re-use or recycling, helping to make the Base a focal point for resource recovery

Fundraising for the Future

Volunteers can help with keeping to make things happen by coming up with creative fundraising ideas, organising, selling tickets, seeking sponsorship or writing funding applications. If this is your forte, we'd love your help.

Slippers For Kids 

Volunteers can knit slippers at home or at the Base at monthly Knit-Ins, or teach others to knit.(Link to events) They may help with distributing wool and collecting completed slippers.

Resource Recovery

Volunteers can help with recording, sorting and storing donations of goods, and with distributing them for re-use or recycling, helping to make the Base a focal point for resource recovery

Volunteer Support


Sustainable Papakura has a Volunteer Induction and Support programme which will ensure you have all the information and help you need to participate as a volunteer. As a potential Volunteer you will meet initially with our Volunteer Co-ordinator to discuss how you can help, what you enjoy,  how much time you would like to give, what you are hoping to get out of the role. As volunteers we all enjoy our time  at Sustainable Papakura and we want to make sure you do too. 

enquiry Form

Please fill out the form below including a short message about what you might be interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your query further.

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